Expect Increased Traffic Near Amazon
New traffic pattern for motorists near the Amazon Fulfillment Center through the holidays. Motorists should expect increased traffic in the area around the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Meadowville Technology Parkway beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, through the holiday season. The business will begin its peak season staffing ramp-up on Sunday,... Read more
Local Film: The Wages of Sin
At a dim movie theatre; you take your seat and the lights go down as the movie begins to flicker on the huge screen. The only distraction is the crunching of popcorn and slurping of a drink by the guy next to you. Only one film is playing at... Read more
Odd Couple Glad for Friendship
They laugh together. They make jokes together. They go for dinner and try not to disagree about what kind of food they will eat on an outing. You see, they are friends. Not really all that unusual, as everyone hopes for the bonds of good friendship. Yet, Mildred “Millie”... Read more
Speed, Grit and Diligence
Kobe Bryant once said in a press conference – “Everything negative- pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” For this year’s version of the Meadowbrook football team and its senior running back, Jace Miller, that statement holds a lot of weight. The Miller family is... Read more
Village News Top 5
1. L.C. Bird (9-0) As everyone expected, the Skyhawks took care of Huguenot in convincing fashion, 55-0. The Falcons have not scored a point on L.C. Bird since 2006, as Tim Holmes, a friend and twitter follower of mine points out, George W. Bush was still in office. That... Read more
Tranlin, Inc. Breaks Ground on Sustainable Paper Plant
Tranlin, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a leading Chinese pulp and paper company, officially broke ground last week on its first U.S. operation, a $2 billion advanced manufacturing facility. Tranlin’s investment is located on Willis Rd. near the James River and will generate more than 2,000 direct jobs in... Read more
What’s Next
Area seniors are approaching the end of the first nine weeks of their final year in high school. While sophomore and junior classes were taking PSAT exams last Wednesday at Matoaca High School, the senior class had Senior Empowerment Day; attending forums and a social to discover opportunities for... Read more
Leading by Example
Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Former Matoaca field hockey player Sarah Brock, a senior on the Shenandoah University team, exemplifies... Read more
Village News Top 5: Week 8
1. L.C. Bird (8-0) The Skyhawks rolled over George Wythe. There’s not much to say other than that L.C. Bird will very likely be the top seed in both this poll, and the 5A South region, meaning they will host their playoff games as long as they win up... Read more
DSCR breaks ground on large building project
Defense Supply Center Richmond, located in Chesterfield, last week held a groundbreaking ceremony on the campus of the DLA facility which distributes aviation parts. The division will replace Buildings 31 and 32 and include a new center restaurant, according to Chief of Engineering Services Branch Dave Kolmer. The new... Read more